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Palestine in Anderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Anderson County

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
1. Anderson County Marker
Inscription.  
Created March 24, 1846,
from Houston County
Organized July 13, 1846 with
Palestine as the county seat
Named in honor of
Kenneth Lewis Anderson
Vice-President of the
Republic of Texas
1844-45

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 8731.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1846.
 
Location. 31° 45.956′ N, 95° 37.65′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Texas, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Mallard Street (State Highway 19) and East Poplar Street, on the right when traveling south on North Mallard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 703 North Mallard Street, Palestine TX 75801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Homer Garrison, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anderson County Courthouse
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By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
2. Anderson County Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Purvey Lee (P. L.) Chism (about 500 feet away); Timothy Stephen Smith (about 500 feet away); Palestine Salt Works C.S.A. (about 600 feet away); Micham Main (about 600 feet away); Palestine High School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
 
Also see . . .  Anderson County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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